Homemade Honey Biscuits

I had never made homemade biscuits, that is until this past Sunday. I don’t really know why I never made them; I guess I thought the frozen biscuits were good enough. And the frozen biscuits are pretty good, especially the Alexia biscuits. Yum. But alas, when I was making our breakfast on Sunday, I came to the realization that we didn’t have any bread in the house. At all. Now I could do without bread but Ken wanted “eggs and toast.” It was rainy due to Tropical Storm Isaac so there was no way that I was going to make a run to the store for some bread. Then I got an idea. Why not make some biscuits. I had all of the items needed to make them. So I did just that. And these little gems turned out wonderful. Now you will notice that the recipe I based this off of called for kneading the dough before cutting out the biscuits. I didn’t do this. I forgot to but then instead of doing it when I remembered, I just spooned the batter onto a baking pan and cooked them that way. They came out perfect!  Please enjoy the recipe.

Inspired by Joy of Baking
Makes 5 biscuits. Double if making for more people.
  • 1 1/4 C all purpose flour
  • 1 1/4 tsp baking powder
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tbsp white sugar
  • 1/4 C cold unsalted butter, cut into small pieces
  • 1/4 C plus 2 tbsp of milk
  • 1 large egg, lightly beaten
  • 1 tbsp of honey

1. Preheat oven to 400. Grease a baking sheet with shortening.
2. In a large mixing bowl, whisk together flour, baking powder, salt and sugar. Cut in the butter until the mixture is crumb-like and course.
3. Add the milk, honey and slightly beaten egg to the four mixture and stir until just mixed.
4. Scoop batter onto pan in large spoonfuls (probably about 2-2.5 tbsp, spacing about 1-2 inches apart. 
5. Bake for 10-15 minutes or until a toothpick stuck into the center comes out clean.


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13 comments on “Homemade Honey Biscuits”

  1. OMG, Julie! I love that your biscuits are made from everyday ingredients from the pantry. My hubby loves breads of all kind and I'm going to make these for breakfast along with some sausage and gravy. Yummy!!! I know, I know, that's not healthy.

  2. I love homemade biscuits! The hint of honey in these sounds fantastic!

  3. homemade biscuits are the best!! Those look delish :D
    Daydreaming Realist

  4. I don't usually make biscuits but I definitely loooooooooove to eat them :)
    Wonderful and delicious looking biscuits you baked :)
    I can almost smell them…

  5. I have yet to make homemade biscuits …. One of these days I will :) I wanted to also let you know that I nominated you for an award – well 2 actually! You can check it out on my blog, Love Bakes Good Cakes!

  6. We are a biscuit eating family! I could make them w/ my eyes closed, but I've never put honey in the mix, I'll have to try that. Good recipe as always!

  7. These sound delicious. My father in law is a beekeeper so I have a ton of honey!! Yum!

  8. Oh my goodness this sounds so good right now!

  9. Thank you for sharing at All My Bloggy Friends last week, Julie. I can't wait to see what you share this tomorrow!

  10. I am going to have to make these. Love that there isn't any yeast. I am a total “yeast killer.” Thanks for sharing on Tout It Tuesday. Hope to see you tomorrow!

  11. You've been featured! Your post was one of the two most viewed links last week. Thanks so much for sharing at Wednesday Whatsits! http://www.whitelightsonwednesday.com/2012/09/wednesday-whatsits-25.html

  12. Julie, these look amazing. Thanks so much for linking up to Tasty Thursdays at The Mandatory Mooch. I hope you will link up again this week. The party will be live tonight!! http://www.mandatorymooch.blogspot.com

    Thanks, Nichi

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